Leaking bucket of water

Leaky Bucket Algorithm

Liam Relihan Blog, Technical

Occasionally, we aim to publish something that has to do with how we implement our hardware and software solutions. Here is one of these “somethings”…. On one of our embedded devices there is the facility to automatically dispatch text messages in response to particular events. However, to protect against the possibility of the device sending out a storm of text …

Department of Finance sign outside building

Why Ireland Needs to Get With Engagement…

Liam Relihan Blog, Energy

It’s due to become one of the major political hot potatoes over the next couple of years, but many people don’t yet realise that Ireland has signed up to massive carbon reductions by 2020. In the 2007 Government White Paper, Delivering a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland, a target has been set for a 20% improvement in energy efficiency across …

7 Reasons Management System

7 reasons why a BMS isn’t an Energy Management System

Martin Leenane Blog, Energy

BMS are not designed with metering and monitoring in mind, and are not capable of storing large amounts of real-time and historic data. BMS are not designed as a Data Analysis tool, they cannot produce energy monitoring reports, turn energy information into financial information or provide management and operations staff with the energy related feature set. The primary problem with …

Dragonfly BMS & SCADA

Dragonfly and the Implications for Irish Businesses

Liam Relihan Blog, Technical

Yesterday, Liam Relihan, the CTO of ResourceKraft, a Limerick-based supplier of energy management systems warned that Irish businesses and government institutions were vulnerable to an ever larger collection of cyber attackers. He stated that “the Building Management Systems (BMS) and SCADA systems that have been deployed by Irish businesses and government bodies present an increasing attack vector for would-be hackers. …